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Sarah Weinman
bookswriting 199,717 followers
I don't know what's going to happen.
I loathe Internet drama so much. I really do.
Also fascinated/baffled by the high status anxiety on display as people figure this out. You don't have to replicate the same insecurities.
Ello: the social network where I am apparently the most Jewish.
Intrigue! Impostors! RT @moorehn: Mayor De Blasio dropped a groundhog 6 feet to the ground. Then the coverup began. nyp.st/1pdRFCU
12 year old elite figure skater reports being bullied by an older student. Guess who got kicked out of the program. globalnews.ca/news/1579639/a…
BRISTOL GOES BANANAS
Since this is apparently generating some interest, the deal was with Bloomsbury's academic side (Literary Studies), not the trade side.
The next 3 weeks of Grantland should be interesting. espnmediazone.com/us/press-relea…
So Bloomsbury just acquired a biography about Jonathan Franzen by a professor at Swarthmore, JF's alma mater. publishersmarketplace.com/deals/display.…
Oh. RT @pamelacolloff: "Rifle reported to be used in Charles Whitman killing spree up for sale" chron.com/news/houston-t…
All the personalities women have to put on in the workplace medium.com/matter/the-wom… via @chaykak
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Current notion of adulthood: when you don't care for someone personally but recommend them because they are the best person for the job.
And Larry Ingrassia retires. RT @nytimes: New York Times Promotes Editors, in Change of Leadership Structure nyti.ms/1B7unnZ
Have to admit I'd be more inclined to apply for a train residency if it was something like this. travelpullman.com/packages.html
The CJR follows up on Newsweek's investigation into C. David Heymann's repeated fabrications. There are lots more. cjr.org/the_audit/simo…
Cached link; site down MT @peterlattman Here are the 24 writers selected for the first-ever Amtrak Residency Program. bit.ly/Y6Vxib
Deep NYT dive into the pernicious rise of anti-semitism in Europe. nytimes.com/2014/09/24/wor…
It's just the beginning. RT @romenesko Washington Post announces cuts to retirement benefits. wapo.st/1prfOFm
From "viral marketing company"?! RT @verge: Emma Watson nude photo threats were apparently a plot to kill 4chan theverge.com/e/6601626
Sounds like today was a very bad day for a lot of people.
All of this advice from Bryan Burrough on the craft of writing and journalism is so, so good. niemanstoryboard.org/stories/vanity…
I'm going to have to start a weekly Fire Nic Pizzolatto thing now sigh
Who else had autocorrect change Velcoro to Velcro
True Detective: Wedding Crashers. variety.com/2014/tv/news/t…
All thanks to Wal-Mart! RT @bobkolker The Tell-Tale Heart 2014 nymag.com/daily/intellig…
Subtweet Of Myself
Still mulling over my feelings about this but very cool @PKhakpour was the inspiration. slate.com/articles/arts/…
Current bookish pet peeve: overuse of the phrase "I'm getting ahead of myself."
Bet Michiko Kakutani isn't thrilled to be thought of as token
The New York Times has 20 "culture critics." Not one is black and only 1 is a person of color. publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/an-… pic.twitter.com/7FpnGM4lcC
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We have to do better, book publishing. A lot better. publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/in…
Uh oh. RT @morninggloria: exclusive: Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her sorority for abusive hazing. jezebel.com/miss-america-w…
"There was always intent to offend everyone"
"We're not sorry you were offended"
Despite a glitch that put my assistant's byline on this post, I promise I wrote it! publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/an-…
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It sounds like @Sulliview but the byline on the Shonda Rhimes reaction piece is from Jonah Bromwich. publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/an-…
Awful, heartbreaking news. William Lopez, innocent NY man freed in 2013 after 23 years, died suddenly Saturday. nypost.com/2014/09/22/exo…
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Two books I read this weekend that impressed the hell out of me were LOVE ME BACK by @merritttierce & BROKEN MONSTERS by @laurenbeukes.
Also in the New Yorker, I suspect @meghan_daum's essay will generate a lot of discussion. newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…
Big New Yorker profile of Leon Botstein and Bard College. newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…
9 of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's works, including LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, will be released as ebooks next month. artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/gab…
Well this isn't terribly surprising. haaretz.com/mobile/1.61673… (via @aarongell)
Another thing with Mantel faux outrage: what did Telegraph think it was paying for? Did they not notice story title? theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…
A local take on Amazon's annual CampFire retreat in Santa Fe & authors' uneasiness this year. m.santafenewmexican.com/news/business/… (via @PublishersLunch)